Tuesday, August 30, 2016

EU Migration Crisis Explodes. 6,500 Rescued In 24 Hours

Hundreds more refugees have been rescued from the sea about 40 miles off the coast of Tripoli, Libya

Daily Mail: Second front reopens in migrant crisis: 460 arrive in Greece despite EU deal to block route from Turkey as 6,500 refugees are rescued from the Med trying to reach Italy

* Dramatic pictures show migrants jumping into the sea off the coast of Libya as rescue boats approach
* More than 6,500 refugees were rescued in a matter of hours with 700 crammed on to one wooden vessel
* Among those rescued by Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms was a father cradling his five-day-old son
* More than 460 refugees arrived through the Aegean islands of Lesbos and Kos on the same day
* Greek authorities said the arrivals came despite a European Union deal with Turkey to close off that route

More than 6,500 migrants were rescued from the Mediterranean in the last 24 hours while 460 arrived on the Greek Islands on the same day - despite an EU deal with Turkey to close off that route.

Greek authorities say the number of new arrivals through the Aegean islands of Lesbos and Kos had gone up from 129 the previous day.

The numbers are small compared to those trying to reach Italy from Africa - some 6,500 migrants were saved off the Libyan coast on Monday and more rescues have been made today.

But they indicate a steady inflow of people, five months after the deal with Ankara was agreed. Under the accord, those who cross to Greece without documents from March 20 will be sent back to Turkey unless they apply for asylum and their claim is accepted.

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WNU Editor: As I have been saying for over a year now .... we have seen nothing yet.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They should deport them back on the Libyan shore directly.